ATHENS ACADEMY 3, SOCIAL CIRCLE 2: At Athens Academy, Palmer Bush drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Spartans improved to 4-1.
Three Athens Academy pitchers combined to limit the Redskins to but two runs and eight hits. Blaise Hequembourge pitched the first four innings with five hits, no runs, no walks and one strikeout. Will Thomas pitched 2/3 of an inning with two hits, two runs (none earned) and one walk, and Pratt Ferguson pitched 2 1/3 innings with one hit, no runs, two walks and three strikeouts.
The Spartans had eight hits and were led by Bush (two hits, two RBIs), Charlie Kahlstorf (one hit, one run) and Kale Anderson (two hits, one run).
Athens Academy will play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Clarke Central.
BANKS COUNTY 9, ATHENS ACADEMY 7: At Homer, the Spartans dropped their first game of the season as the Leopards scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away.
Athens Academy had six hits and was led by Charlie Kahlstorf, who had two hits and three runs. Palmer Bush had one hit and one RBI, Wyatt England had one hit and one RBI and Sam Johnson had one hit and one RBI.
Henry Smith was the starting pitcher and had three hits, five runs (none earned), three walks and five strikeouts in four innings. Sam Johnson pitched two relief innings with three hits, four runs, two walks and two strikeouts.
The Spartans (3-1) played Wednesday against Social Circle and will play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Clarke Central.